I don't always feel bad when I do it!

Discussion in 'Self Harm & Substance Abuse' started by MissKerouac, Aug 5, 2009.

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  1. MissKerouac

    MissKerouac Well-Known Member

    This has gotten so ridiculous. Everytime I see something sharp, I cut. Even if I don't feel bad. Is this normal?? It never used to be like this. It used to be like pressure building up and up until I absolutely had to. Now I just see something that would work and I go for it. No matter how I feel.

    And it seems to take less pressure to bleed now.

    Is this common? I feel so pathetic for doing it when I don't even "need" to, but I just can't stop myself.
  2. WildCherry

    WildCherry Staff Member ADMIN

    You're not pathetic. What you're experiencing is common, and I've heard others who self-harm express similar thoughts.

    Is there anything you can do to fight the urges when you get them?
  3. Elle.

    Elle. Well-Known Member

    It's really not weird what you're feeling.

    I've had the same thoughts and occasionally still have. I'd cut as if a habit, until I figured there was no place to cut without someone noticing. That gave me a reason not to. So now only when i really need to I do it. Otherwise I have the common sense to stop myself before I have anyone find out

    I hope you'll find your own reasons to stop yourself from harming. It may take some time, but you'll get to it.

    All the luck to you

  4. foxwithwings13

    foxwithwings13 Well-Known Member

    I've thought of it even when I haven't felt bad... especially recently. I've always been able to just walk away though without cutting.
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